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An Unrecorded Symbol - Grapes

797777. Sold For $3750

IONIA, Teos. Circa 510-500 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 11.89 g). Griffin seated right, raising forepaw; bunch of grapes before / Quadripartite incuse square. Balcer group -/IV mule (A-/P16 [unlisted obv. die]); SNG Copenhagen -. EF.


Balcer reverse die P16 is only recorded for his Group IV, which has an M-E on the obverse (not just an E as Balcer notes) and no symbol. The obverse die used for this coin is from an unrecorded Group that has a grape bunch on the obverse with no legend.